The Great Escape

Grounded in a near-century-old legacy, this is a whole new escape from the commonplace. (Re)built by the Idaho Aviation Foundation to be a beautiful, nonprofit public resource in the great outdoors, Big Creek Lodge opens up an off-the-grid backcountry experience unlike anything else out there. Make your getaway.

Thanks to our wonderful guests for a fantastic 2022 season!

2023 Season




Wildest dreams.

An ideal wilderness hideaway—beautifully constructed with wood floors, large wrap-around windows, and eight bunk beds—the Kif Brown Yurt at Big Creek opens up a more independent approach to outdoor adventures here.

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Paradise, found.

Big Creek Lodge recently rose again in the breathtaking backcountry of Idaho after a devastating fire. Both old school and all new, it combines the charm of a classic mountain retreat with the appeal of modern amenities.

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Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.

– Edward Abbey
fishing at Big Creek Lodge

The Activities

This is where wanderlust takes off. Full of transporting possibilities, set out on a big adventure right outside your door. And take a walk (or ride) on the wild side.
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The Area

Big Creek lies on the lip of a vast 2.4 million acres of untamed land called the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. By and large, it's pretty epic out here.
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Big Creek National Forest Service sign
Big Creek Lodge food

The Menu

It's not only a feast for the eyes up here. It's actually quite a feast. Focused on healthy, filling cuisine to fit backcountry tastes, our menu changes often depending on what's in season and inspiring us.
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The History

The original Big Creek Hotel attracted generations to this outdoor wonderland. Until a fire burned this piece of Idaho history to the ground. Many thought this unforgettable destination was lost to the past. Until we gave it a new future.
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Big Creek Lodge 1936

News & Happenings

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Attention Big Creek Guests!We will be CLOSED for a private party August 16th, 17th, and 18th.We Will be resuming breakfast and reservations on August 19th, with our expanded Brunch hours from 7:30 to Noon for the rest of the season! Come in and visit, grab coffee and a muffin and sit a spell ...we'd love to see you!😊 ... See MoreSee Less
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Backcountry living is tough enough...but something like this is a blow to the toughest...😢. Please consider the plight of these people and let's do what we can to show support in this time of terrible loss... ... See MoreSee Less
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